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  • 10 great gay films from East and Southeast Asia

    As our season on great Chinese cinema continues into September, we explore some of the best East and Southeast Asian gay films.

    Alex Davidson
    Friday 29 August 2014

    Lists

  • American Express® Gala at the 58th BFI London Film Festival announced as Foxcatcher

    The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is thrilled to reveal that Foxcatcher will be presented as the American Express Gala at this year’s Festival.


    Thursday 28 August 2014

    Announcements

  • British films at Venice 2014

    A cluster of unique new films from emerging talents heads up the UK selection at this year’s Venice International Film Festival.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 27 August 2014

    Features

  • Six film teenagers we wanted to be

    Teens on screen hold up a mirror to ourselves – they’re the cool/witty/rebellious/good-looking kids we want(ed) to be. We asked six young bloggers to tell us which movie teenager they most relate to.


    Wednesday 27 August 2014

    Features

  • Richard Attenborough (1923-2014)

    The great British actor, Oscar-winning director and former BFI Chairman, Richard Attenborough, has died aged 90.

    Samuel Wigley
    Sunday 24 August 2014

    Features

  • Act of Killing director Joshua Oppenheimer picks his favourite Werner Herzog films

    Acclaimed director Joshua Oppenheimer, whose The Act of Killing was voted the best film of 2013 by Sight & Sound, tells us what inspires him about the work of his film’s executive producer: Werner Herzog.

    Joshua Oppenheimer
    Friday 22 August 2014

    Features

  • Herzog’s ark

    From the beasts of the jungle to the rats, cats and bats of Nosferatu, the films of Werner Herzog are full of the wonders of the animal kingdom. With our 18-film Herzog collection now available on Blu-ray/DVD, here’s our guide to the legendary director’s movie menagerie.


    Friday 22 August 2014

    Features

  • Nicolas Roeg’s Flash Gordon: the Flash that never was

    Spectacular designs that reveal what the film of Flash Gordon would have looked like in the hands of its original director – the man behind Don’t Look Now and The Man Who Fell to Earth.

    Claire Smith
    Friday 22 August 2014

    Features

  • A-list meets arthouse: when megastar actors work for auteurs

    She’s an Oscar winner and fashion icon, but Marion Cotillard’s new film finds her in the urgent, unvarnished world of master filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne. As Two Days, One Night comes out on the BFI Player, we look at 10 other times when A-list stars went arthouse.

    Michael Brooke
    Friday 22 August 2014

    Lists

  • On location with Werner Herzog

    Rare images of Werner Herzog in production on some of his greatest films, courtesy of the Werner Herzog Collection held by Deutsche Kinemathek.


    Friday 22 August 2014

    Features

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